Tyler Legion to celebrate 100 years in September

January 10, 2019

Establishment of the American Legion

By Duane Blake

Leading up to the cen­tennial of A.C. Hansen Post 185 of Tyler in September, the Tribute will be running a series of articles from various authors about the local organization.
Establishment of the American Legion 1919-2019 – From www.legion.org/history
The American Legion was chartered and incor­porated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veter­ans organization. Focusing on service to veterans, ser­vice members and commu­nities, the Legion evolved from a group of war-wea­ry veterans of World War I into one of the most influ­ential nonprofit groups in the United States. Member­ship swiftly grew to over 1 million, and local posts sprang up across the coun­try…

For the full story, read this week’s Tyler Tribute.